The News Cycle
November 24, 2020
Give & Receive for #GivingTuesday
We’re looking forward to reconnecting with you and raffling off some cool prizes during our online Holiday Party on Thursday, December 10! Register for the event here.
Use the link above to purchase raffle tickets: active members can make a regular donation for $5 a ticket. Or renew your membership at a $25 suggested donation as a monthly contribution and receive 12 tickets! Check out this month’s Intersectional Ride below for more chances to win!
Bicycling 101: Choosing Quality Bike Components. Sunday, December 6 from 2pm-3pm. Register here.
Bicycling 101: How to Carry Stuff on Your Bike. Sunday December 13 from 2pm-3pm. Register here.
our page of self-guided rides for the full route overview with a cuesheet, links to the Ride With GPS route, and same content you’ll find on izi.Travel. Or use izi.Travel’s QR code reader to download the route to your phone.
Until Thursday, December 10, all of our self-guided rides can be your way to win big in our Holiday Party raffle. Take a pic of you and your bike at one of the tourist attractions in one of our self-guided rides and tag us on social media using #LACBCHolidayParty2020 and win 5 raffle entries per post!
Don’t have time to do a full ride? Participate in our SCAVENGER HUNT! Check out our list of scavenger hunt locations – take a pic of yourself at any of these locations and tag us and get 5 raffle tickets! We’ll be updating locations so be sure to check back for a spot near you.
Going out for a ride this weekend? Remember to be considerate of others by wearing a mask and staying 6 feet apart. Check out our blog post for more information, including a list of LA-based mask makers.
Tell them: 1) To promote safe, sustainable & equitable transportation for all communities; 2) Access to active transportation = Access to healthy communities; 3) More lanes doesn’t equal less traffic; 4) To reach a safer and more sustainable future, infrastructure investments MUST help reduce vehicular dependence.
For the full list of talking points and more info Metro’s proposal, check out our blog post.
From Chapter Areas:
Bike Culver City – The council over at Culver City approved funds to improve the Ballona Creek Bike Path, specifically a 1.1 mile stretch between National Blvd and Duquesne.
California Office of Traffic Safety granted Culver City $47K for bicycle and pedestrian safety. The funds will go to education and distribution of bicycle helmets.
Santa Clarita Valley Bicycle Coalition – Santa Clarita City Council’s agenda tonight includes an update to its Non-Motorized Transportation Plan. They will be discussing bicycle and pedestrian projects and priorities for the next five years. For more info and how to join or submit public comments, go here.
Santa Monica Spoke – Santa Moinca’s Mobility Division announced the completion of the two direction bikeway on Ocean Ave!
Walk Bike Long Beach – Funds for engineering design have been approved for the complete streets project of Artesia Blvd in North Long Beach, which should include bike paths, better sidewalks, and more.
Walk Bike Glendale – Glendale has launched a long term pedestrian plan in order to tackle safety enhancements in collision-prone corridors. The plan includes bikeways and is set to be built in phases over 25 years.
Thank you to all of you who have supported LACBC by opting in to donate a slice of your Lime ride!
San Gabriel Valley – The Los Angeles County Flood Control District is currently working on a plan to open up more than 138 miles of SGV waterways to bicyclists and pedestrians.
Pasadena – Pasadena got a $150K grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety for ped and bike safety. The funds will go towards distributing safety equipment/educational materials and upgrading the traffic cam database.
LACBC is excited to partner with PATH in providing supportive services to homeless individuals and families. Stay tuned for more updates. Learn more about PATH.
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When you make a purchase at Seatylock through this link, a portion of your purchase goes to support LACBC!
If you or someone you know has recently suffered a loss due to traffic violence, here is a resource guide for those dealing with a sudden loss made by families who have gone through a similar experience.
On Wednesday, November 18 a cyclist was killed near Main St and 120th St in South LA when he was hit by the driver of a black sedan. Anyone with any information is encouraged to contact Detective Flannery or Officer Mitchell at 323-421-2500.
On Saturday, November 21, 15 year-old Carl Jackson Jr. was killed in a drive-by while he was riding his bike. The family has set up a GoFundMe to help cover costs associated with this tragedy.
Memorial for Jose Ramos, Whittier veteran who rode bike across U.S. twice to honor Vietnam veterans has a home at Whittier’s Central Park.
Edward Borysewicz, U.S. Olympic cycling team coach from 1977-1987 passed away November 16 from complications due to Covid-19 at 81 years old.
The Learning Corner
For the curious nerds among us.
Check out PeopleForBikes Advocacy Academy – an online video series and resource library for city leaders, decision makers and advocates.
Thanks to Ted Rogers at BikinginLA for sharing this piece by professional cyclist Ama Nsek – a 21 year old Afro Latino racer: “These stories aren’t designed to specifically address institutional racism or to give complex solutions to the problems in cycling. This is me simply stating what I’ve gone through and to encourage you to begin the discussion and education. Today. Not tomorrow.”
Did we miss something? Send us your LA County bike-related updates and events, and we’ll include them in the next newsletter (two weeks from now). Email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Los Angeles County Bicycle Coalition
PO Box 17733
Long Beach, CA 90807